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InstructureCon 2022 – Registration is Now Open!

 The Adventure Continues at InstructureCon 2022

Now LIVE! Learning Systems’ Redesigned Website

Learning Systems just completed phase 1 of our website redesign project, using the new VCU Compass framework. The site officially went live February 18th. You can check it out at learningsystems.vcu.edu. The new site offers quick and easy navigation to teaching and learning resources, training, support, and assistance in a secure, compliant environment that is […]

Respondus Training – February 2022

Greetings, educators!  Improve your knowledge of LockDown Browser and other Respondus applications by joining our February training webinars via the links below. Instructor Training: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor This 45-minute training is a perfect introduction for instructors new to the applications and who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor to ensure academic integrity during online […]

Teaching and Learning One Stop Workshop Series

VCU Online, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and Learning Systems are joining forces this semester to provide faculty and staff with in-depth Canvas workshops to help enhance your courses. To register, go to the VCU Training Website (Keyword: Canvas or Workshop Series) or click the registration link beside the desired topic below. Note: […]

Canvas Known Issue – Pages Not Loading

Canvas is currently experiencing an issue where various pages, most reported being the Gradebook, are not loading. This issue is due to having the browser Chrome 96 on a Windows OS. The most reliable workaround is to use a different browser (i.e. Firefox). For more information and updates to this issue, visit the related Canvas […]

Canvas Organization Rebranding

We are currently finalizing the process of transitioning “organizations” in Canvas to “training courses”. The term “organizations” is a holdover term from Blackboard which does not have a direct equivalence in Canvas. Canvas training courses are empty course shells, which differ from “traditional” Canvas courses only in their availability dates and in the way that […]

InstructureCon 2021 – Online and FREE!

All sessions last about 20 minutes and will be available for your viewing on the Instructure website after the event.

Kaltura Performance Issues and Infrastructure Changes this Weekend (8/29/20)

Hello from Learning Systems, We hope this message finds you well. Kaltura MediaSpace, their integration servers for Blackboard and Canvas, as well as the Kaltura Management Server have all been experiencing intermittent outages over the last week. Our team has been in contact with the vendor and they have stated that several changes are being […]

Canvas Status Updates for August 5th, 2020

How to publish courses and override term settings in Canvas The term settings in Canvas for Fall 2020 are set to allow student access on August 11th. If an instructor wishes to allow students to access their courses now, the default term setting can be overridden within course settings. Learning Systems has added a new […]

Mid-Summer Communication – Blackboard Faculty

Greetings Blackboard Faculty, As we move towards the Fall Semester at VCU, faculty are facing many challenges with teaching both in the classroom and online. Added to that is the challenge of switching to a new Learning Management System – Canvas. Learning Systems is here to help! Here is an information brief about what is […]

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